Monday, March 22, 2010

I am SO jazzed! I have "donated" two pounds to the universe! I have decided to use the word "donated" because if you "donate" or "gift" something it is understood that you DO NOT ask for the donation or gift back. Maybe with this thought process I WILL make this a life long habit. I am so pleased. No, I am not in front of the pack but I am not in back of the pack either; I am where I need to be.

So my progress as of today: Original Goal - In 173 days - donate/gift 30 lbs. to the universe. (new way of saying it)

1) Completed 35 days! ONLY 138 days left! OMG.
2) "Donated/Gifted" NINE POUNDS to the Universe! I cannot "ask" for them back. LOL!
3) Headaches are GREATLY diminished. I have cut the amount of OTC meds. I take for a headache or aches and pains by about 80%. EXCELLENT
4) My outlook on life is GREATLY improved
5) EIGHT glasses of water a day - feel icky, drink water; stressed, drink water; angry, drink water. DRINK WATER. LOL
6) Keep busy, keep moving, bike, walk, pilates, yoga, stretching, you name it. Keep Moving IT!
7) Sleep - WHAT a luxury! I am averaging about 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. That is a COMPLETE reversal of the downward spiral I was on for getting rest. 9:30-10:00 pm comes, sorry, unless someone is injured, I am going to SLEEP. LOL!
8) I feel stronger and motivated to be making more plans and doing things that matter to ME!
9) DH finally asked "How are you feeling?" THAT was very meaningful to ME. He was thinking outside of his box (nothing negative meant here) and has noticed I am sleeping more, going to bed at a healthy time, exhibiting more energy. I much rather his question than "You look great!" Crazy but that is how I tick.

What more can one ask for?

Thank you so all my near and dear Spark Friends for all your energy and support to keep me on track. I can ONLY hope I have offered each of you something back.

Warmest Regards, Rusty

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    I will donate too! Thanks for sharing!
    3897 days ago
    You definitely have given back, I love this blog!
    3897 days ago
    NINE pounds and less headaches!! emoticon
    3900 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Woo hoo! Is that why I keep finding the pounds I have lost? I'll take your suggestion & donate them from now on! Thanks for the words of wisdom.
    3900 days ago
  • FRANRN76
    WTG. Stay as positive as you are today and you will do great things. Gonrats on Donating those pounds to the universe. The poor universe could stand a few more pounds right. I also have a catch phrase when it comes to the weight that I have lost (i didnt lose it because I sure ashell dont want it back, so I will not be looking for it at ALL.). I EVICT mine. It is unwelcome NOW. SO I evict it just like I would evict a tenant that I didnt want anymore or a tenanat who had destroyed my property. This extra weight has been destroyin me forever. SO I chose to EVICT it. Such a stron word I think.

    Keep up the great work
    3900 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You are doing amazing!!! I am so proud of you!!
    3900 days ago
    I like your progress notes. It sounds so very encouraging. I too am not taking as many pain killers and I'm so happy about that. It used to be almost second nature to reach for assistance with the pain. Now It's down to once or twice a week which is a real Godsend.

    3900 days ago
  • 11-RENEWAL-20
    Sounds like things are coming together beautifully for you. Nothing like a reunion to jog us back on track...keep this up for yourself and everyone around you will benefit!
    I am so happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3900 days ago
    emoticon You are going to totally rock that reunion!
    Your healthier and happier attitude is shining through your words and it's wonderful to see how much progress you are making!
    I am so proud of you!
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    3900 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5198989
    What a head you have on your shoulders! Keep up the good work and working toward your goals!
    3900 days ago
    You are definately on an upward spiral my friend. Woot Woot! Have a great week. Hugs, Rhonda
    3900 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4533375
    Great way of looking at it. You are doing an awesome job of reaching for those goals! Keep up that positive attitude. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3900 days ago
    Awesome job ;^) Great attitude ;^]
    3900 days ago
  • KIWI79
    I love the idea of donating, and NOT ever getting it back! :)

    Keep going!!!!

    3900 days ago
    WOW! emoticon I loved your blog!! emoticon to you and all of your accomplishments! emoticon You have inspired me! Keep sparkling!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3900 days ago
    Wow! This all sounds like a great accomplishment! Congratulations! Keep donating to the universe. I'll join you - I hope!
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    3900 days ago
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